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What are the early signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?

What are the early signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?

Different illnesses: Necrotizing fasciitis may be due to streptococcus pyogenes, but there are other causes. Pain out of proportion to the appearance of the lesion, tenderness, firmness of the area to touch, redness may all occur, but if you suspect this get to a doctor asap. This is an emergency. Toxic shock syndrome is characterized by a red rash often involving lips, hands, hypotension. Again, get to a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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What symptoms would you have with toxic shock syndrome?

What symptoms would you have with toxic shock syndrome?

Severe sepsis: Signs/symptoms of toxic shock include: fever (> 38.9 c/102 f), diffuse rash, low blood pressure, vomiting and/or diarrhea, muscle pain, kidney failure, jaundice, and confusion/disorientation. Toxic shock is a very serious problem and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Could I have symptoms of toxic shock syndrome if I had a tampon in for 4 days?

Could I have symptoms of toxic shock syndrome if I had a tampon in for 4 days?

Unlikely: Chances are that if you're asking on social media you don't have it ...Read more

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What exactly happens when you get toxic shock syndrome? I know the symptoms but what is happening in your body? How do tampons cause it?

What exactly happens when you get toxic shock syndrome? I know the symptoms but what is happening in your body? How do tampons cause it?

Vascular collapse: Bacteria grow in the vagina around the tampon that has been left in place for a period of time. The "toxic" byproducts of that growth get into the bloodstream through the vagina and release pyrogens(fever agents) in turn those toxins act on the capillaries and arterial endotheliums(cell walls) to turn them into "sieves" causing extravasation of the blood contained in the vessels and "shock". ...Read more

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Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Toxic Shock: This is a very serious illness -- more information can be read here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001676/. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Very sick: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

What are the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Toxic Shock s.: Headaches, diarrhea, confusion, general ill-feeling, low blood pressure, high fever, muscle aches, redness of eye/mouth/throat, kidney/liver failure, nausea/vomiting, seizures, widespread red rash that looks like sunburn. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Fever, rash: Signs/symptoms of toxic shock include: fever (> 38.9 c/102 f), diffuse rash, low blood pressure, vomiting and/or diarrhea, muscle pain, kidney failure, jaundice, and confusion/disorientation. Toxic shock is a very serious problem and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tss (toxic shock syndrome)?

See below: Staphylococcal tss ias characterized by fever, hypotension, sunburn like rash, desquamation and organ system failure with infection or colonization with a toxin producing strain of staphylococcus aureus. Streptococcal tss is a group a strep infection(usually necrotizing fasciitis), hypotension and multisystem failure. ...Read more

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Toxic shock syndrome: how do you get it, how common is it, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Bacterial infection: It is a rare syndrome. Causes includes superabsorbent tampons, skin infection and injury and surgery. It develops suddenly and can be fatal. Intravenous fluid, blood transfusion, Adrenalin like drugs, antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Bonnie Bock
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Toxic Shock Syndrome (Definition)

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, but serious disease due to a bacterial infection. It is often linked to the use of tampons and various female contraceptives such as the diaphragm. Symptoms often include fever, feeling faint, diarrhea, muscle ...Read more